Unlikely friends: Why we love odd animal pairs
“If they’re both young, their behavior is what we call 'plastic' ... It’s very malleable and they’re open to just about any experience and opportunity.”
- Dr. John Wright, animal behavior specialist
A video of best buddies Suriya (orangutan) and Roscoe (pooch) is a YouTube sensation.
They’re often actually the real deal, says John Wright, Ph.D., a certified applied animal behaviorist and professor of psychology at Mercer University in Macon, Ga.